No single living artist has created as many myths, rumours and legends as Banksy. In 2011 Bristol based creator Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Culture to bring a number of the most productive of these stories together.
Since then the Banksy juggernaut has continued to roll on spewing out sharp satire, unintentional furores, blatant profiteering, and plenty of more myths and legends. Plus the strange bit of art.
For many the smoke and mirrors which surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century’s most important living artist. The first edition contained 58 ‘Banksy stories’, many of that have been therefore verified as being bona fide. Others have remained quite more tenuous. The second one edition takes the same approach. We collect the stories, the reader can pass judgement on for themselves.